Assisting Primary Schools Teachers in Zambia

Job Overview:

Put your education skills to work helping Zambian teachers in their classrooms in rural and poor communities. Share the rich training you have experienced in the US with teachers with limited training opportunities, helping them to grow in their skills while blessing their students.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Teaching with Zambian teachers in the community schools or preschools in the Kabwe or Mkushi area

  • Planning and preparing teaching materials

  • Assisting Zambian teachers with computer work

  • Weekday mornings: teaching in the schools. Weekday afternoons: planning, preparation, administrative responsibilities. Some Saturdays: children's ministries

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Passion for children

  • Training in educational practices

Additional Info:

  • All interns must formally accept and abide by OM USA’s Statement of Faith for the duration of the internship.

  • International internships are not paid positions and all financial needs should be covered with personal support.

  • Pre-Field training happens through on-line materials and Skype sessions with coaches and other interns for a few weeks leading up departure date. Includes debriefing with coaches on return.

  • Dates and duration of internships are flexible, should be worked out with the team.

  • Homestay with a national is possible for weekends at a time but no longer than a few days.

  • The Mkushi option is in a very rural setting (one hours drive off a main road) in which electricity and running water is not available. The base is set up with solar panels for charging and lights at night as well as a manageable water system.

Qualifications of on-field supervisor:

  • Master’s Degree in Education (Consulting Resource Teacher)

  • Teaching certificate in Elementary Education (K-6), Special Education (K-12), Math (7-9), English (7-9).

  • Experience: Summer Camp Manager for children with Learning disabilities

  • Teacher in a US public school system for 4 years

  • Director of the Teacher Training Centre in Zambia for 4 years

Accreditation:

  • Degree Credit available upon the approval of your university/college supervisors.